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Vegan Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Imagine making a fresh batch of homemade warm chocolate cookies with gooey chocolate chunks and chewy crispy edges. Someone comes home to the smell of sweet chocolate and doesn't even realize when they bite into the cookie- that it is VEGAN. Yes, these cookies that I have made can likely easily fool a non-vegan when …

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Meatless Mondays: Can you be vegan on a low budget?

Looking online at stereotypes of a high budget vegan diet and posts of green smoothies or fancy ingredients in dinners, can be discouraging for those who can't afford vegan products that cost them over 50 dollars a week for meals. There are still many people who can afford the vegan restaurants or the pre-made frozen …

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Roasted Zucchini and White Bean Lemon Tortellini: Making Frozen Tortellini Taste Fresh

The classic tortellini with marinara sauce that many make on a lazy or stressed day is always comforting, but sometimes you want to switch things up. Thinking of other ways to use tortellini can be daunting, but it can be something as simple as adding in new fresh flavors (especially if you don't want tomatoes …

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Refreshing Asian Style Slaw Perfect For Summer

Turning on the oven or using the stove in the hot summer months can be annoying, but cooking at home doesn't have to be. There are plenty of things to make without being in the kitchen for too long and heating up the house. Summer salads can be a perfect choice to cool off and …

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The Warming Experience Of Baked Apples With Ice Cream

Swirls of cinnamon fill the kitchen on a cool evening as you bake fresh sweet apples to eat with cool and creamy ice cream. It sets you back into a nostalgic feeling of warm and cozy nights with the family eating apple pie, as you settle on the couch with a blanket to enjoy the …

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My Weekly Health Tidbits: Creative Meal Planning With Legumes

Anyone who is eating a plant based diet knows that legumes (beans, string beans, lentils, peanuts, etc) can be a big part of their protein sources along with being a good source of fiber to keep them full. However it is possible to eventually get bored of the same ways of making meals with legumes …

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Curried Lentil and Quinoa Blend Soup

I love the idea of soups and also love making them because of how simple they are to make. Throwing everything into one pot and making very little mess is every cooks dream. I like to have lentil soup on occasion, and one night I originally wanted to make a lentil salad with quinoa, but …

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Baking In The Kitchen: Fresh Cranberry Scones For Mom

Mother's Day is coming up and those commercials and advertisements never cease to make people feel pressured to get something super special for their mothers on one particular day. Each day can be mother's day and a time to appreciate your mother and the time you have spent with her. Bonding with her in the …

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Playing With Pasta: Roasted Garlic And Veggie Pasta With Lemon

I try not to have pasta dishes too often, but if I want to splurge and enjoy some carbs then I would like to have a 'fancy' pasta dish at home. The best thing about pasta is that it can take on any flavor and have a variety of things added to it. You can …

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What To Cook When Pressed For Time: Tips On Making Stress Free Meals And Still Have Free Time

When you come home and are exhausted, no one really ever feels like cooking anything. Sometimes there are parents who also have no time to make a balanced meal for their kids and end up getting something from outside because it is the faster thing to do. This is totally understandable and there is nothing …

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